Humanities and Culture

Former Representative Jim Leach, head of the National Endowment for the Humanities, talked about the importance of understanding American history,… read more

Former Representative Jim Leach, head of the National Endowment for the Humanities, talked about the importance of understanding American history, culture, and the arts. He discussed issues including the fundamental importance of the arts and humanities, the differences between the two areas, and his effort to bring civility to public discourse. He was interviewed by Dana Gioia, former head of the National Endowment for the Arts. He also responded to questions from others present.

“Making Culture and the Humanities Important in America” was part of the Washington Ideas Roundtable Series held at noon on Friday, March 12, 2010. close

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  • Dana Gioia Director Aspen Institute->Harman-Eisner Program in the Arts
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Program ID:
292508-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Interview
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 03, 2010 | 8:55pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Apr 13, 2010 | 8:55am EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Apr 03, 2010 | 8:55pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 04, 2010 | 12:33am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 13, 2010 | 8:55am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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